MH370 Timeline - Pre-Flight/0000:13 MYT
00:00:13 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014
This page provides details for events related to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which occurred at or near the time of 00:00:13 MYT Saturday, 8 March 2014.
Note: Malaysian Time (MYT) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) plus 8 hours. Return to Timeline
ACARS re-established the datalink between the aircraft 9M-MRO and the service provider (SITA), via the satellite communications system. The satellite communications path had been transferred from the Pacific Ocean Region satellite to the Indian Ocean Region.
Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 Appendix 1.9A
FI MH0370/AN 9M-MRO
DT QXT IOR2 071600 S12A
Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 2.5.1 Summary of Key Observations of the SATCOM Ground Station Logs
Prior to take-off, the SATCOM Logged On (normally) a number of times, the last time being at 1600, when it sent a valid Flight ID to the Ground Earth Station (GES). The SATCOM link was available for both voice and data (known as Log-On Class 3).
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